"A Perilous Way to Make a Living"
Today we all enjoy the comforts of our home just as the Boones did 200 years ago. But imagine being away from those comforts for half a year on a hunting trip! Why would the Boones be gone so long? Why did they go on these trips? Was it for meat or did they have other intentions in mind? Find out the answers and more on April 17-18 at the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center. See this presentation at 2 p.m. with your paid, self-guided admission. For more information, please call (636) 798-2005.
"Lila", Life of a Missouri Slave
April 12, May 17, and June 14
The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center will offer "Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave" presentation by Angela da Silva. Guests who purchase a Self-Guided Tour are encouraged to stop by and visit "Lila" to hear stories about slavery on the Missouri frontier. “Lila” will be available from noon to close on the dates listed above. Performances will be held at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Old Peace Chapel. Call to confirm.
Visitors are encouraged to step back into the 19th century at this interactive, first-person, family-friendly event. Will you be a family who has just arrived in Missouri to settle here or a family traveling West into uncharted territory? What arrangements need to be made and what supplies need to be acquired to ensure your survival? The site’s historic pioneer village will be transformed into a living history town with men and women preparing for travel.
Journey West Flier
Play frontier games, learn candle dipping, see black powder demonstrations, and learn the importance of fire and much more at this day specifically designed for homeschool students. Visitors are welcome to bring a sack lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting while visiting the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center.
Homeschool Day Flier
Summer Day Camp
June 8 – 12
Explore the frontier with the Boone family. See if you have what it takes to survive the journey into the wilderness as a Boone Ranger. The camp is open to children ages 10 – 18.
Summer Camp Flier
Summer Camp Application
September 19 – 20
Spend the day at the Historic Daniel Boone Home learning about life on the Missouri frontier. Pioneer Days is a two-day event filled with activities for the whole family. Play pioneer games, hear music, dance, and learn about the different trades of the time. Step into the Daniel Boone Home and visit with the legendary hero himself and hear tales filled with exciting adventure!
Halloween, Spirits from the Past
Life in the early 1800s was filled with superstition and uncertainty. As night descends, walk the lantern-lit paths and explore a pioneer village where doubt lurks in the shadows. Watch as tales and stories are brought to life and learn why townspeople were always cautious—especially at night!
Night has fallen, the stars shine above, and thousands of candles illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. At the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center’s Annual Candlelight Tour, guests step back to the 19th century and witness Christmas as it was celebrated in the past. Learn about different cultures and traditions while enjoying period decorations and hot wassail.